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Published on: Thursday, February 28, 2019

1. Scott Morrison has announced $67 million in funding for projects that will help businesses, community groups, building owners and schools upgrade electrical equipment and improve energy management and efficiency.

2. Rio Tinto will return a special dividend of US$4 billion to shareholders, the company announced in its results yesterday. Read more in Paul Rickard's story.

3. Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has described the President as a "racist", "conman" and "cheat" in an appearance at the US House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

4. Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi last night ahead of negotiations between the two countries beginning today.

5. The Dow fell for the second day in a row overnight after dropping 0.28%. The S&P 500 had a minor fall of 0.05%, while the Nasdaq had a minor gain of 0.07%.


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